noun Architecture.
a finial or other ornament, often richly carved, as the top of the upright end of a bench or pew.

1575–85; poppy + head

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poppyhead (ˈpɒpɪˌhɛd)
1.  See also capsule the hard dry seed-containing capsule of a poppy
2.  a carved ornament, esp one used on the top of the end of a pew or bench in Gothic church architecture

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